RFID & Wireless IoT Global

The e-magazine for users, integrators and developers of RFID & Wireless IoT

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  • Topics: Industrial IoT, Automotive, Logistics, Healthcare, Retail, Smart City, Security and Consumer IoT
  • Technologies: RFID, NFC, BLE, LPWAN, RTLS, WiFi, 4G/5G, GPS, ORM, SAW
RETAIL, SUPPLY CHAIN & CONSUMER IOT
01/2020 - Publication date: February 20th 2020

An important tendency in the retail sector in recent years is the declining number of companies - between 2012 and 2017 it has decreased by 1.5 %. According to the German Federal Statistical Office (Dtl.), retail sales in 2019 were approximately 2.9 % higher than in 2018. Nevertheless, stationary retail is facing major challenges due to the influence of two-digit growth in e-commerce.

In most European countries, the share of online shoppers, purchasing via mobile phone or tablet, is over 50 %. One trend: on average multichannel shoppers spend three times more than 'traditional' customers. The new technological possibilities are therefore of tremendous importance for retailers' sales objectives.

Experts are very optimistic about the forecasts for sales using RFID transponders. Expenses are a significant factor in the development. They are considered to be a substantial external force for establishing RFID as a standard.

In this issue

NFC data for AI-based applications

Accelerating the digital transformation in retail

NXP: Accelerating the digital transformation in retail

RFID and NFC data for AI-based applications create digital shopping experiences - the transformation in retail is in full swing. Global technology rollouts with RFID and NFC are the gateway to the new retail world!

Inventory Accuracy

RFID Rollout in 70 Stores in just one Month

America Today: RFID Rollout in 70 Stores in just one Month

Cloud-based UHF RFID application reduces the Dutch retailer's inventory effort by over 90 percent and increases inventory accuracy to 100 percent.

Inventory Accuracy

Levi's tagged more than 50 Million Articles for Global RFID Rollout

Levi's tagged more than 50 Million Articles for Global RFID Rollout

By 2021, 3,000 Levi's stores will be equipped with UHF RFID technology. Today, already 100 percent of US stores are RFID enabled.

Inventory

Watch Retailer Kessaris becomes RFID Pioneer

Kessaris becomes RFID Pioneer

A high-performance tagging solution for Rolex, Bulgari & Co! The next step: RFID theft protection for products in the jewelry retail sector.

Customer Interaction

Electronic Price Tags with NFC at Colruyt

Electronic Price Tags with NFC at Colruyt

NFC technology as an interface between products and customers' smartphones. Increased flow of information and rapid price adjustments.

Merchandise Security and Theft Protection

LPP expands RFID rollout to second fashion brand

LPP expands RFID rollout to second fashion brand

RFID extension at Brand Reserved and the solution applied to the Brand Mohito.

Microwave-safe RFID Tags

Sodexo Realizes Self-service Refrigerator for Convenience Food

Sodexo Realizes Self-service Refrigerator for Convenience Food

Microwave-compatible UHF RFID labels in self-service machines support automated billing and transparent inventory management.

Sensor Technology and Shopping Experience

Puma digitalizes Flagship Store in New York City

Puma digitalizes Flagship Store in New York City

Sensor-based interactive sales area on more than 1,700 square meters at Puma's flagship store.

Pallet pooling

Coming soon: Plastic Euro Pallets with RFID

Coming soon: Plastic Euro Pallets with RFID at Greencycle

Greencycle's pool system controls 14 million deliveries in Europe per year and seamlessly records up to 400 trucks with 990 pallets each per week.

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Automotive, Industrial IoT, and Logistics
02/2020 - Publication date: March 31, 2020

Production figures in the automotive market have been declining for years. Between 2018 and 2019, they fell by 6.8% in the EU. According to forecasts, the number of passenger cars in Europe will not increase any further at least until 2030, and by 2035 it will have actually fallen by 8% compared to 2018. In China, there will probably be 11 million more cars on the roads in 2030 than in 2018.

Alternative drive systems are growing significantly in all countries of the EU. In 2019, pure e-battery cars, hybrid cars, and LPG passenger cars will have an increase of 27.5 % compared to the previous year. In Germany, numerous large cities have planned extensive fleets of electric buses. Compared to 2019, four times as many charging stations will be required in terms of infrastructure by 2025.

By 2030, over half of all new purchases will have integrated 5G communication technology. The manufacturers of connected and mobility services will then have a larger market share. Semi-autonomous driving would be possible everywhere by 2050, but even then it will mainly take place on highways. According to current estimates, only around 17.8 % of drivers would drive semi-autonomously in the city.

In this issue

M2M Communication

Easily and securely exchanging data

OPC UA: Easily and securely exchanging data

M2M communication with clarity! An OPC UA-based plug-and-produce accelerates and optimizes production processes in the automotive industry with a secure, standardized communication architecture.

Autonomous Driving

AI for Sensor Technology Training

CMore: AI for Sensor Technology Training

Generation of enriched data with artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms for the training and testing of sensors for autonomous driving of the future.

Car2X Communication

Vehicles Communicating with the Environment

Nordsys: Vehicles Communicating with the Environment

Platooning, improved road safety, better traffic flow, and cross-manufacturer car-to-car communication create the basis for the traffic of tomorrow.

Container Tracking

Cross-Site Capturing of Load Carriers

Groupe PSA: Cross-Site Capturing of Load Carriers

A Sigfox-based Track&Trace application tracks containers equipped with sensors in real time between suppliers and assembly plants.

Factory 56

Efficient and Flexible Vehicle Production

Daimler: Factory 56

300 driverless transport systems, 5G communication, RFID parts identification, 360-degree networking from supplier to customer – Daimler is building the factory of the future.

Tool Management

Honing and Mechanical Deburring

Kadia: Honing and Mechanical Deburring

Thanks to plausibility checks, a digitalized RFID tool recording system increases the reliability of precision machining processes for the precise processing of bores.

Smart Rubber

Smart Components in the Industry 4.0

Dätwyler: Smart Rubber

With RFID, elastomer components become 100 percent paperlessly traceable at the individual part level in accordance with international laws and regulations.

Predictive Maintenance

Faster Information at Lower Costs

Istanbul Airport: Predictive Maintenance

At one of the largest airports in the world, LoRaWAN supports real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance of countless devices, machines and equipment.

Production Control

100 Percent Transparency in Manufacturing

El Sewedy Electric: 100 Percent Transparency in Manufacturing

UHF RFID captures raw materials, semi-finished and finished products from incoming goods to outgoing goods at several El Sewedy Electric production plants.

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